Starting at 2:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then, at 6 a.m. EST, trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any time on Dec. 24, Amazon Alexa users can ask for Santa’s location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill for Amazon Alexa, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa. Bing and Cortana users can also find Santa’s location on Dec. 24. Or you can download their apps and track him all day!
The NORAD Tracks Santa® (NTS) program has been around for a long time…since 1955 to be exact! And while NORAD has the history and the necessary technology to track Santa, the NTS program spends only minimal government funds.
So, how do we do it? The NTS program is funded through generous contributions from our corporate team. Everything from computer servers, web site design, video imaging, Santa’s tracking map, and telephone services are donated.